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Rachel Maddow Exposes the Network of Hate Behind Arizona’s SB 1070

Last night, Rachel Maddow exposed the network operating behind the Arizona’s new SB 1070 bill – notoriously known as legislation that promotes racial profiling.

From the neo-nazi-hugging Arizona senator, Russel Pearce, who introduced the bill, to the Federation of American Immigration Reform — designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center — who wrote it (and could profit off of it!), Maddow takes a close look at the operatives behind this anti-immigrant legislation

Mayors Bloomberg and Gordon Condemn Arizona Bill—Plus, New York Will Welcome AZ’s Business!

Phoenix Mayor, Phil Gordon, and Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, are condemning Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s move on Friday to sign the controversial SB 1070 into law. Gordon’s primary focus is on the adverse implications this bill will have on community safety. By diverting police attention from capturing dangerous criminals to rounding up immigrants (and Latinos who leave their wallets at home), this bill has the alarming ability to alienate a population that would otherwise be helpful in reporting and reducing real crime.

Obama On AZ Bill: If We Fail To Act at a Federal Level…Continue to See Misguided Efforts

Greg Sargent reports at Plumline, (also check CNN), that the President has come out against Arizona’s highly controversial profiling bill, SB1070. Watch the President’s remarks on CNN. Meanwhile, Andrea Nill at Think Progress reports in Obama: ‘Irresponsible’ Arizona Immigration Bill ‘Threatens To Undermine Basic Notions Of Fairness.’